Electrical Safety Engineering

Electrical Safety Engineering

3rd Edition - January 24, 1994

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  • Author: W Fordham Cooper
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161495

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Electrical Safety Engineering, Third Edition covers the scientific principles, legislation, guidelines, and standards of electrical safety. This book is organized into six parts encompassing 20 chapters. Part 1 considers the nature of electrical injuries, the mechanical causes of electrical failures, and electrical insulation failure. Parts 2 and 3 describe the mechanism of breakdown and failure of electrical equipment, as well as the concept of circuit protection, with emphasis on the earthing principles and double insulation. Parts 4 and 5 explore the principles and application of electronic and solid-state control systems, fires, and explosion hazards. Part 6 focuses on the industrial supply and distribution of current and voltage. This book will prove useful to electrical engineers, electricians, and technicians.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Preface

    Abbreviated

    Part 1 General

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Statistical Studies and Reliability

    Chapter 3 The Nature of Electrical Injuries

    Chapter 4 Mechanical Causes of Electrical Failures

    Chapter 5 Failure of Electrical Insulation

    Part 2 Breakdown and Failure of Electrical Equipment

    Chapter 6 Switchgear

    Chapter 7 Transformer Failures

    Chapter 8 Cables and Installations

    Part 3 Circuit Protection

    Chapter 9 Abnormal Circuit Conditions — Over-Voltage

    Chapter 10 Excess Currents and Excess Current Protection

    Chapter 11 Earthing Principles and Double Insulation

    Part 4 Switches and Control Systems

    Chapter 12 Control Equipment and Interlocks

    Chapter 13 Control Systems — Electronic and Solid State Systems

    Part 5 Fire and Explosion Hazards

    Chapter 14 Fires and Explosions - General Principles

    Chapter 15 Fire and Explosion Hazards — Applications

    Chapter 16 Electrical Apparatus for Potentially Explosive Atmospheres

    Chapter 17 Particular Fire Hazards and Detection

    Part 6 Industrial Supply and Distribution

    Chapter 18 High-Voltage Supplies

    Chapter 19 Medium and Low-Voltage Distribution (Up to 1000 Volts a.c.)

    Chapter 20 Industrial Electrical Equipment

    Appendix 1 List of Health & Safety Executive Publications

    Appendix 2 European Community Directives

    Index

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  • No. of pages: 584
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1994
  • Published: January 24, 1994
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161495

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